Solar breaking records in the NT with new power plant announcement

15 January 2019

Solar breaking records in the NT with new power plant announcement

JACANA ENERGY signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Katherine Solar Pty Ltd to purchase the output from the new Katherine Solar Farm.

“Jacana Energy will purchase 100% of the output of the plant, sufficient to power around 8,000 homes every year,” says Jacana Energy CEO David Brown.

“This is a major step forward for Jacana Energy, in sourcing competitive, renewable energy for its customers,” says Mr Brown.

The plant will produce around 70 Gigawatt hours of electricity per year (GWh) and, once constructed, will be the largest photovoltaic installation in the Northern Territory.

The 25 megawatt (MW) solar plant will consist of 70 hectares of photovoltaic solar panels mounted on single axis tracking technology.

The project will be located in the suburb of Emungalan, a few kilometers north-west of Katherine, and will be connected to the existing Katherine substation, adjacent to the Katherine Power Station.

The new Katherine solar plant will be built by Epuron, a wholly Australian owned renewables developer.

Epuron has a solid reputation in the renewable energy space and already funded, built, own and operate renewable energy plants in the Northern Territory, including Uterne near Alice Springs.